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candidates hoping to lift away supporters. >>-- to sway supporters. >> u.s. gas prices higher than ever to begin the new year. >> thomas at the tent. >> tim tebow. the broncos quarterback was behind the fastest ending to an overtime game in and a stellar history. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. begins now. -- fastest ending to an overtime game in nfl history. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> rise and shine on this monday, november 9. i am cynne simpson. >> i am kris van cleve. we will get to lisa baden in a moment. first, adam caskey. it is cold outside.
>> you will notice the tilt in the air. we are a little below freezing for the most part. let's check on the weatherbug network. 25 in leesburg, frostburg, 28. 30 in la plata, 28 in stafford. 31 in rockville. reagan national, 35. mid 40's this afternoon. temperatures will not rise a lot. we will be near average later on. 44, mostly cloudy, with a few sprinkles. a brief hit of rain around a metro and farther south this midday. very nice right now of the beltway. interstate looks good. no problems in the district. if we will take you to a couple pictures. quiet for now, but things change. 66 110, washington boulevard
growing nicely on the george washington parkway memorial bridge, key bridge normal. in maryland, the beltway at river road in this camera. back to you. >> thank you. we begin with a last-minute push for votes before tomorrow's new hampshire primary. republican presidential candidates are in for another busy day after taking part in back-to-back debates. brianne carter is in the newsroom with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. make it or break it time in new hampshire. mitt romney pool is to become the first republican candidate to win iowa and new hampshire back-to-back. his republican rivals say not so fast. for the field of candidates in new hampshire and this is the final day to campaign before voters decide. the front-runner mitt romney,
the prime target of his republican rivals, has his sights on someone else. >> this president has caused a deepening recession and is responsible for people being out of work. >> the former massachusetts governor holds a 24 point lead over ron paul, once again seeing a surge in support from younger voters. >> i have a strange new idea, obey the constitution. >> with romney favorite to take the top spot, some are shifting their attention to the states and with the second primary south carolina. >> we have clearly begun to set the stage for south carolina. we have begun described the gap between a massachusetts moderate and a reagan conservative. >> rick perry will be in south carolina today campaigning. the other candidates that will remain in new hampshire are expected to hit a half-dozen spots in the southern part of
the state today. the field of candidates narrowed in iowa. we will have to see what happens when the results come in tomorrow. brianne carter reporting. >> new jersey governor chris christie was settled yesterday during a mitt romney rally. he fired back. >> really? [laughter] [cheers] somesomething may go down tonight but it is not going to be jobs art. >> chris christie accused president obama of running a reelection campaign based on cynicism and anger. abc 7 is your election station. gordon peterson and rebecca cooper are in new hampshire for primary. look for continued coverage on
air and online at wjla.com. new this morning, hundreds of people in northwest washington padded without power several hours. >> be added overnight affected 900 customers. pepco is looking into the cause. power has been restored to all but 160 customers in the last couple hours . northern virginia police conducted background checks on 320,000 gun transactions last year. more than 42,000 transactions in december alone. not all of them represent gun sales. neither the fbi or state police would offer a theory on why gun sales are rising in the commonwealth. it's 35 degrees. >> still ahead, u.s. congresswoman gabrielle giffords remembers the tragedy that changed her life a year ago. we will have more from yesterday's tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in tucson. >> a big week for gadget lovers.
prices for the first time in many years. the democrats as raising the tax would help raise revenues and plug a $1 billion budget shortfall. the governor says he will not support any kind of tax increase. this proposal comes as drivers are already digging deeper in their pockets to fill their tanks. >> the average price for a gallon of gas has risen 12 cents over the past three weeks. john gonzalez is live with more. >> good morning. it is interesting to see when gas prices start to go up and how people try to save money. they fill up half a tank and use regular instead of premium and they drive slower. these things are going into effect this morning. the average price of a gallon of regular gas has increased 12 cents over the past three weeks. analysts say these prices could continue climbing the its crude oil prices remain steady.
according to the lundberg survey, an average gallon of regular gas if it is $3.36 currently. this is the first increase since mid october of last year. experts tell us that these record prices could go up. poughkeepsie record numbers in 2012. some commuters we spoke with this morning say they have already felt the pinch. >> a significant increase in gas prices within the last two weeks. my daily commutes is 67 days -- 60 or 70 miles a day. i have noticed that it costs me a lot more to travel to work. it's ridiculous. i am not sure why prices are going up. >> you can see on route 1 and college park, $3.39 for regular. why this is jumping? anywhere from high taxes on ethanol to oil pipeline delays in iran. whatever the case, this is not
the way we wanted to start the new year. it is believed icy conditions and speed led to a deadly bus crash in montana. investigators say that the bus crashed yesterday morning on interstate 90. two people killed and more than a 30 others injured. it was one of several crashes along that stretch of highway forcing officials to close the interstate. 5:11. time for a check of traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey. >> it is not going to be a bad day. you will notice gray skies and a chance of light rain or little sprinkles and maybe wet snowflakes. not a big deal. let's take a look at temperatures to start the day. a little below freezing. 35 in washington. 25 in gaithersburg. most outlying areas in the 20's with the exception of along the immediate waterways.
36 in quantico. 30 in cumberland, 29 in hagerstown. there is a look at the close moving overhead. we could see a snow flurries and curly this morning west of the blue ridge. not a big deal. area of low pressure down to our south. warm front, mostly over tennessee, parts of the carolinas will move north and will continually increase our clouds today giving us a chance of sprinkles or light rain throughout the day and into the nighttime. dropping below freezing tonight. tomorrow, not bad. sunny skies, low to mid '50's. widespread rain late mondaywednesday into early thursday. traffic moving nicely. frederick, maryland moving well is interstate 70 270 15. a little volume onto 7 270.
falls road, typical in this area. travel times working well between father hurley boulevard and the beltway. on the beltway in both directions if at the american legion bridge. uneventful in and out of baltimore on 95. in virginia, normal. metro rail reporting normal service systemwide on this monday morning. back to you. >> thank you. 5:13 32 degrees in woodbrige. >> i love that. why some popular over-the- counter drugs have been recalled. >> the nation marks one year since congresswoman gabrielle giffords was injured in a whee wheeeeeeeeeeeee! wheeeeeeeeeeee! whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee-he-he-heeeeee! whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee! pure adrenaline. whee whee wheeeeeeeeeeee!
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night in tucson marking the anniversary of the shooting that nearly killed over a period of the vigil was one of several attributes to victims. jummy olabanji is on capitol hill joining us with more. >> good morning. there were dozens of memorials and remembrances held all over the country yesterday to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting in tucson. there was an event held in washington d.c., where gabrielle giffords last work, and the event last night in tucson where we got to see more of her remarkable road to recovery. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords began yesterday beaming with pride its foreign country and her community. >> those of us who survived were forever changed by that moment. >> thousand across the country came together to mark ures passing since the day when a gunman opened fire on the
grocery store parking lot killing six and wounding 13 including efforts. the baptist church in northwest washington played host to a day of reception -- reflection. a virginia tech shooting survivor now works to stop acts of gun violence. >> we are on the side of angels. and we are working together to help save lives. >> while there is sadness as we remember the victims, there's laughter and joy in seeing the survivors who sat together. >> in liberty and justice all. [cheers] >> as for the congresswoman's future in politics, the chief of staff yesterday said that she plans to make a decision within the next couple months. as for the man police arrested for the shooting, eric posner,
he remains this morning in federal prison in missouri where he is undergoing mental evaluations. reporting live, jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. conservative author and commentator has died. tony blankley. he was the editorial page editor of the washington times. the died saturday night's of stomach cancer at the hospital. he was 63. iranian president ahmadinejad has kicked off in latin-american door. it is aimed at showing off relationships with some of the country's closest allies. he will meet with president hugo chavez in venezuela and will travel next to nicaragua, cuba and ecuador. the biggest trade show in america opens today. >> i am excited. the consumer electronic show
features everything from snooki to a device that in turn your television into a skype terminal. >> the big gadget show, the consumer electronics show, opens this evening in las vegas, the largest trade show held in december this hemisphere. snooki will promote a new line of audio accessories. rapper 50 cents will dilute its wireless headphones and justin bieber will be showing a ratrobot. there's a keyboard for messaging with skype on tv. camera makers are feeling the heat from smartphones who is picture-taking ability is improving rapidly. retail sales were off 17% for
traditional cameras as more people took pictures with their telephones. have a good day. >> thank you, paula. 5:20 this morning. some school kids get to wait a little bit to go to school. warren county reporting a two- hour delay. warren county, virginia, a stroll -- scrolling on your screen. it is a local outside this morning. >> temperatures will be near average all day. warming up tomorrow. the more widespread rain will be late wednesday and through thursday morning. big and have a few sprinkles today here and there and maybe a few wet snowflakes. that should not cause any trouble. 35 in washington right now, 36 in quantico. along the waterways it is above freezing. 38 in annapolis. 27 in frederick and inland.
30 in culpeper. 28 in winchester. the clouds have been increasing overnight. high level and mid-level clouds thickening. this is in advance of a warm front to our south. an area of low pressure. typically you get the increase in the clouds ahead of the warm front and the chance of areas of light rain. that is the zone and we will begin today. around noon i would not be surprised if we had a little wet snowflakes. we will not see rain falling everywhere today. what we do see will be light in nature and there will be limited moisture. the heavier system is still developing in south texas. dad will move toward washington late wednesday and into thursday, giving us a lot more widespread rain and heavier showers and possibly an itch for the middle of the week. 44 today. light southeasterly wind.
clearing tonight, below freezing. low to mid 50's tomorrow, mostly sunny. that way wednesday all the way through thursday morning. moving nicely as far as interstate travel, beltway travel, traffic in and out of the district. no problems on mass transit. we will take you to a couple of pictures. the beltway is moving at speed at new hampshire ave. nearest to us is the allen lew on the way to 270. -- nearest to us is the outer loop. in this picture, 395 edsall road moving nicely. 5:22 is the time. >> the denver broncos pulled off a big upset over pittsburgh. we will recap the game and the rest of the wild-card weekend coming up in sports. >> dating online redefined.
the broncos have been in three overtime games this year. they won the mall. -- them all. there was talk that tim tebow's magic touch was tapped out. it was not, not by a mile. facing pittsburgh yesterday he went 80 yards for a touchdown. the broncos stunned the favored steelers 29-23. >> i am very thankful for the platform god has given me and
the opportunity as quarterback for the denver broncos. it is win or go home. we knew that. we wanted to play another game. >> the denver's sudden stretch in overtime was restored. it will go down as the quickest end to an overtime game in nfl history. if you wonder how big the tim tebow bandwagon as gotten, lady gaga tweeted after the game sang open quota that is what a tip in looks like." >> the other wild-card matchup on sunday was the new york giants' defense smothering atlanta, 22-2. the giants will travel to green bay. tim tebow and the broncos will go to new england. and houston come to baltimore. >> another game, another miserable loss for the wizards.
facing the timber wolves yesterday at the verizon center is, they could not score. final score, 93-72. they are 0-8. i don't think they will make the playoffs. >> our floor director courtney said not a lot of fans showed up to support the wizards. painful to watch. >> it is 31 degrees in landover. the news continues at 5:30. >> in the next half-hour, if a busy new year for metro inspectors. why hundreds of railcars are under inspection this week. >> time is running out for the gop candidates as the new hampshire primary draws closer. that story coming up. >> we have a chance of rain in the forecast for today. i will prepare
live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, one day away from the showdown for the republican presidential candidates. this one is in new hampshire. can anyone beat mitt romney is the big question. good morning, washington. it's monday, and january 9. i am cynne simpson. >> i am kris van cleve. we will have traffic and weather every ten minutes. warren county schools in virginia two-hour delay. let's check in with adam caskey in the weather center. >> not a big deal today. the more widespread rain will hold off until the middle of the week, late wednesday in due to thursday. today just a few sprinkles out
there. not a big deal. maybe even a few wet snowflakes or a few snow flurries west of the blue ridge this morning. no travel troubles. 35 in washington, 27 at dulles airport, 28 in winchester, 30 in cumberland. 37 in lexington park. a little cooler inland. notice the cloud cover shown in a great. that has been increasing through the night. if you can still see the full moon beautiful. snapping pictures and i love sharing photographs. a few areas of rain locally and especially south of the metro area later on today. midday into the afternoon and early evening. in terms of the amounts, maybe fractions of an inch around town. not all that much rain. 44 degrees today, 52 degrees and sunny skies tomorrow afternoon. most of the rain leaving by the
military -- will be by the middle of the week. no problems out of fredericksburg this morning getting up to quantico marine base. moving nicely inside the beltway on 395. normal travel times between rich and and baltimore. looks good on the b-w parkway. no problems to report between dale city and the beltway. in a pretty good run as far as 270 traffic, where we take you live. that is at democracy boulevard. headlights are their way to the american legion bridge. back to news. 5:33. time is running out for the republican presidential candidates. tomorrow is the primary in new hampshire. the candidates returned to the campaign trail today after a weekend of debates. brianne carter has the latest from the newsroom. >> it is make it or break it time in new hampshire. the republican presidential
candidates making their final push is to voters a day ahead of the first primary. the second contest in the presidential race. according to the latest poll, massachusetts governor mitt romney holds a 24-point lead over ron paul, and getting a surge in support for younger -- from younger voters. mitt romney in the top spot if it is a target when it comes to his republican rivals. >> we want someone who is going to fight for conservative principles, not a bailout. -- not bail out. >> we are going to arrive tuesday night. >> two other candidates already making a big push in south carolina. rick santorum and rick perry are both hoping to do well in south carolina with more of a conservative base. meanwhile, if the focus remains on new hampshire, where the
candidates that remain there today are expected to to hit at least a half-dozen sections of the state. reporting live in the newsroom, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> abc 7 is your election station. gordon peterson and rebecca cooper are there for the primary. look for their reports on air and on line at wjla.com. police are searching for two suspects in a deadly shooting in laurel on friday. 36-year-old gregory sears was gunned down outside the zone in the russes townhome complex. the incident began as a robbery. he was rushed to the hospital where he died. before losing consciousness he told police two masked men shot vehement. his wife is expected to have their first child. jury selection resumes today in annapolis in the trial of a prisoner trust in the deck of the maryland correctional officer. lee edwards stevens is charged with fatally stabbing an officer
in 2006. the attack happened at the now- closed house of correction in jessup. the state is seeking the death penalty. metro says rail car inspections should not impact passengers. they began expecting hundreds of railcars after a part of the brics fell off an orange line train on friday. this was the second incident of its kind in recent weeks. -- part of the brakes. the inspections could continue at least a few more days. a montgomery county police officer will be honored today for his actions during a hostage standoff. he will receive a congressional medal of bravery award. he went into the building in silver spring to free hostages when he was off-duty. 32 degrees 36, in woodbridge. still ahead, an emotional
on them with my friend at the zoo. she is feeling better and we will bring her down to the bird house when she is resready for visitors. good morning, washington. monday morning, 540. good morning. temperatures are little below freezing especially away from the waterways. -- 5:40. 30 degrees in fairfax, 27 in bristow triangle, 33, near the water. 34 in annapolis. 26 in olney. 29 in bowie. mid 40's this afternoon. 44, mostly cloudy, a few areas of very light rain. locally and especially south of the metro area this afternoon and into the early evening, but
not much in terms of rainfall. don't be surprised if you see a few wet snowflakes. tomorrow, back in the low to mid 50's, mostly sunny. training wednesday night into early thursday. traffic at the american legion bridge moving well. no problems on 270. looks good to and from the wilson bridge, south of town. at colesville road, in this picture. metro rail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. 5:41, 28 degrees in potomac. >> coming up don't be surprised if you make a trip to the store and your favorite pain medication is not there. why some over-the-counter drugs have been recalled. >> and two music superstars are celebrating the birth of their first child. the unit named beyon
we want to check our top stories. the republican presidential candidates attack the front- runner mitt romney and each other as the clock ticks toward tomorrow's first in the nation primary. polls show mitt romney with a big lead in the granite state . his opponents will fan out all across the state again today. a bad cable was blamed for an overnight power outage in a book was d.c. this was in the porter street area. homes and businesses were without power several hours. that has been restored. pepco says another outage in the same area is not connected to the previous outage. a montgomery county police officer is receiving the congressional battle prepare for his actions during a hostage crisis in 2010. officer edward e. paden jr. went into the discovery communications building in sales -- in silver spring and freed people being held there. the weekend in tucson
include prayers and remembrances for the tragic events that happened a year ago. congresswoman gabrielle giffords made the trip to arizona to mark the anniversary? of the shooting that left her severely wounded. jummy olabanji is live on capitol hill with more on the weekend events. >> gabrielle giffords has not been back to capitol hill on a daily basis for work as she looks to recover from the shooting. she says she will not come back until she is better. but yesterday during the remembrancer got a chance to see how well she has been doing. >> indivisible with liberty and justice all. [cheers] >> there was congresswoman giffords leading the crowd with the pledge of allegiance. this was the remembrance in tucson. we heard from city leaders there. we heard from shooting survivors and residents.
they live 19 candles for those killed and wounded in the shooting that happened last year on gary cates in tucson. there were other events held in washington. there was one at a baptist church where they had a day of reflection for the victims of gun violence. we heard from a local mother who lost a daughter as well as shooting survivor. giffords' guzman says the entire country and the initiative tucson are recovering and still healing. >> tucson remains a great city a special place, an oasis in the desert where our bonds of community were strengthened under the stress and sadness of a horrible moment. >> gabrielle giffords remains in recovering at a hospital and in houston. her staff says that she continues to add to your
workload as she gets better in her recovery, all participating in videoconferences and telephone conference calls. she is up for reelection this november. dirty prother chief of staff says she will make the decision later on whether to run. an amazing story of survival. watched this video. a 22-year-old taurtourist named erin jumps 250 feet in africa. the bungee cord broke. >> it is a miracle that i survived. " she spent a week in the hospital and is doing much better. 50,000 people have jumped from that bridge and they do this every year. this is the first time it has
never broken. >> gary situation. glad she made it out of that. news of a major over-the- counter drug recall. novartis is recalling exocrine, nodose, and buffrin. and gas-x. no reports of illness linked to the recall. a new book reveals tension between first lady michelle obama and white house staff members. it hits bookstores tomorrow. the person writes about confrontations between mrs. obama and former top aides. they say that, mrs. obama wrestled over the confinements of being first lady. >> you don't take time for anyone coming into the white house into this new level of public scrutiny to be
comfortable with what limitations are on their life now. >> the bug is based on interviews with current and former aides. the author did not interview the obama family. 5:50 right now. we want to get a look at how the day is shaping up. a pretty typical start for this time of year. >> definitely. temperatures far where they should be. chance of rain mid-week. >> and a school the lead in virginia, huron county schools -- two hours delay for warren county schools. cloud ceiling at about 8,000 feet. not impossible that we could develop an isolated snow flurry west of the blue ridge early this month and. otherwise, we will have a few
sprinkles mainly for light areas of rain later on today locally and mainly south of the metro. not much in terms of rainfall accumulation today. 27 in gaithersburg right now 35 in the district, 27 in manassas, of 28 in winchester, fredericksburg and 34. here's a look at the cloud cover. mainly thin clouds. we have a full moon. go outside and looked to the west. you will see the full moon until 7:24, which is when the moon sex and when the sun rises. it's beautiful. -- when the moon sets. a few snow flurries cannot be ruled out mainly far west of the metro area. this is what we have going on. an area of low pressure to the south. we are ahead of a warm front. typically you get the increasing clouds cover starting with high thin clouds and then blow or clouds and a few areas of light rain. that is what we will face today.
there will be heavier rain from a system in texas around mid- week. 44 today, mostly cloudy, sprinkles mainly south of town. 20s tonight. a beautiful day tomorrow. we could see an inch of rain late wednesday into early thursday. happy campers around the beltway. interstate travel as well. looks good in virginia and maryland. no problems in the district. metro rail reporting normal service systemwide. typical volume. newschopper 7 looking at the beltway, tysons, headlights are the inner loop. looks good to the american legion bridge, light volume moving nicely. we will have more from newschopper 7. back to you. >> thank you. 5:52. weight watchers is looking for more testosterone dupont stock their skills -- more testosterone to pump up sales.
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